Re: 4xx or 5xx instead of bounce when quota exceeded
- Victor Duchovni wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 03:46:02PM +0200, Magnus B?ck wrote:Additionally, if one is using soft quotas, he can reduce the occurrence
>> If your over-quota users at all tend to clean up their mailboxes I guess
>> 4xx would appropriate, but I can imagine that in most cases over-quota
>> mailboxes are abandoned and never will be emptied.
> It is not so much that they are abandoned, but that the cleanup to
> get under quota is often measured in days (people on vacation), and a
> hard failure lets the sender know faster. The presumption is that quota
> problems persist in their "transient failure" state long enough that a
> hard failure is a better approximation.
of "transient over quota" by doing one of:
- notify users when they are about to reach their quotas.
- implement "weak" quotas: provide additional quota, authorized for some
period of time. This helps in the case of vacation for example.